Japanese Journal of Health and Human Ecology
Online ISSN : 1882-868X
Print ISSN : 0368-9395
ISSN-L : 0368-9395
Volume 66 , Issue 6
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    2000 Volume 66 Issue 6 Pages 227-228
    Published: November 30, 2000
    Released: June 28, 2010
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  • Akiko HIROSE, Etsuko ISHIZU, Kohji OZAWA, Tokuko KANT
    2000 Volume 66 Issue 6 Pages 229-239
    Published: November 30, 2000
    Released: June 28, 2010
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    Health workers should provide, in all sincerity, full medical care for every patient, regardless of his or her symptoms. To realize this principle, it is important to conduct a college education effectively at not only acquiring knowledge but also cultivating ethical attitudes. With the above in our perspective, a follow-up study based upon questionnaires was carried out to observe dental hygiene students under the present conventional educational systems and to inquire into changes in their AIDS awareness. The investigations were made 3 times in the January of their first year, the February of their second year, and one year and 5 months after graduation. The main findings of our study are:* AIDS knowledge hardly increased after the students went into clinical practice, and it remained on the same level of the knowledge acquired in college. A comprehensive AIDS education is, therefore, absolutely required in the fundamental training course of the first-year curriculum.* After students went into clinical practice, their fear of infection increased. On the other hand, their attitudes towards AIDS-infected patients were formed in the clinical training course. It is thus essential to conduct, during that time, the education that will help raise their AIDS awareness.
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  • Hiroyuki NISHIDA, Yasufumi TAKEMOTO, Kaei WASHINO, Nobuharu KUWABARA, ...
    2000 Volume 66 Issue 6 Pages 240-247
    Published: November 30, 2000
    Released: June 28, 2010
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    This study was carried out to clarify the ideal motion for maintaining and improving bonedensity. Radius bone density between the right and left arms of badminton and soft-tennis players, whose main operation was asymmetric, was compared. Summaries of the findings are as follows. 1) In badminton and soft-tennis players who showed dominant handedness, there was a contralateral difference in bone density. The contralateral difference rate was 3.3% in soft-tennis players, and 8.1% in the badminton players. 2) These contralateral difference were due to differences in the racket weight and the degree of shock and batting method, and these differences produced the load for the radius. 3) The contralateral differences in radius bone density in soft-tennis players was related to the contralateral differences of grip strength, duration of sports experience and technical abilities. 4) There was a close relationship between the radius bone density, the forearm girth andgrip strength, and it appeared that muscle quantity of the forearm was one of the factors which regulated the radius bone density. From the above findings, the continuation of sports using dominant arm resulted in an imbalance of the radius bone density between the non-dominant side and the dominant arm. Sports players whose main motions are asymmetric should adopt training which loads the non-dominant arm side to maintain a well-balanced radius bone density.
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  • Atsushi HIOKI
    2000 Volume 66 Issue 6 Pages 248-256
    Published: November 30, 2000
    Released: June 28, 2010
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    To examine the effects of one's views regarding health and life satisfaction on health habits, a questionnaire regarding one's views on his/her health, perceived health, life satisfaction and health habits was sent to 3, 014 randomly selected men and women aged 20 to 69 years of a town in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Analyses were conducted on the data of 2, 501 respondents. Perceived health deteriorated as age increased, but life satisfaction increased with age. Perceived health was positively correlated with mental health status, internal health locus of control, and life satisfaction. Leisure time, regularity of meals, and intake of green-yellow vegetables and seaweed increased with age in men and women, and smoking prevalence decreased with age in men. The smoking prevalence increased in those who cared less about their health than achievement of their purpose, aim and desire in their lives. Aging and the presence of chronic diseases, as a whole, positively affected health habits, while lower life satisfaction tended to have negative effects. The factors affecting health habits were different by types of health habits. These results suggest that in order to promote health habits, intervention should be conducted individually and also according to health status, one's views on health and life satisfaction.
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  • 2000 Volume 66 Issue 6 Pages 257
    Published: 2000
    Released: February 25, 2011
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